Curb Your Dogma! LO17944

Richard Karash (
Fri, 1 May 1998 12:47:57 -0400

Recently received from good friends:

Swami Beyondananada's Ten Guidelines for Enlightenment

1. Be a Fundamentalist -- ensure that the Fun always comes before the
Mental. Realize that life is a situation comedy that will never be
canceled. A laugh track has been provided and the reason we are put in the
material world is to get more material. Have a good laughsitive twice a
day, which will ensure reguhilarity.

2. Remember that each of us has been given a special gift just for
entering, so you are already a winner!

3. The most powerful tool on the planet today is Tell-A-Vision. That's
where I tell a vision to you and you tell a vision to me. That way, if we
don't like the programming we're getting, we can change the channel.

4. Life is like photography -- you use the negative to develop. No matter
what adversity you face, be reassured: Of course God loves you -- He's
just not ready to make a commitment.

5. It is true: As we go through life thinking heavy thoughts, thought
particles tend to get caught between the ears and cause a condition called
"truth decay". Be sure to use mental floss twice a day, and when you're
tempted to practice 'tantrum yoga', remember what we teach in the Swami's
Absurdiveness Training Class: DON'T GET EVEN, GET ODD.

6. If we want world peace, we must let go of our attachments and truly
live like nomads. That's where I no mad at you and you no mad at me. That
way there'll surely be nomadness on the planet. Peace begins with each of
us. A little peace here, a little peace there. Pretty soon all the peaces
will fit together to make one big peace everywhere.

7. I know great earth changes have been predicted for the future, so if
you're looking to avoid earthquakes my advice is simple: When you find a
fault don't dwell on it.

8. There's no need to change the world. All we have to do is toilet train
the world and we'll never have to change it again.

9. If you're looking for the key to the Universe I've got some good news
and some bad news. The bad news: There is no key to the Universe. The
good news: It was never locked.

10. Finally, everything I've told you is channeled. That way, if you don't
like it it's not my fault. But remember: Enlightenment is not a
bureaucracy, so you don't have to go through channels.

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